Tuesday, January 12, 2016

J.I. Packer on Knowing God


There are three books I recommend Christians read every 4-5 years:  Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and Knowing God by J.I. Packer.  I'm in to Knowing God for the fifth time right now.  Early in the book Packer speaks of the importance of knowing God- 


"The world becomes a strange, mad, painful place, and life in it a disappointing and unpleasant business, for those who do not know about God. Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were , with no sense of direction, and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.” 


― J.I. Packer, Knowing God

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